Virtual Bird Bash 2020 is an online event that will connect people all over the world to Gulf Coast Bird Observatory. Attendees will get to know GCBO by meeting our staff, volunteers, and even our local birds! Watch as we band birds, tour the property, and interview our world-class bird experts. Show your support for our conservation work by making a donation, buying our merchandise, bidding in our auction, or even becoming a sponsor! All proceeds go to GCBO and our conservation efforts.


Saturday, July 18

8:00 AM- 12:00 PM   Bird Banding and Adoption

Watch on Facebook Live to see our  monthly bird banding session. Interact with our banders, volunteers and staff live as they answer your questions and tell you about the birds we catch. Each bird will be available for symbolic adoption on our website.

1:00 PM- 5:00 PM   Online Auction

We have a ton of amazing items that have been donated for our silent auction. Bid on your favorites, but be quick! This auction is only open for four hours. All proceeds go to GCBO and our conservation efforts.

Sunday, July 19

8:00 AM- 3:00 PM   Online Auction (Be a sponsor!)

In this half of the online auction, we are offering the chance to be a sponsor! Sponsor one of our bird feeders, Wilson's Plovers, Loggerhead Shrikes, and more! Your name will forever be associated with GCBO.

11:00 AM- 1:00 PM   Ornithology Live Stream

This Facebook Live stream will feature interviews with our Director, Biologist and special guests. We will be able to read your comments and answer your questions live! Special guests include:

        • Romey Swanson, Director of Conservation Strategy at Audubon TX
        • Kyle O'Haver, Galveston Island State Park Superintendent
        • Nancy McAlister, Vice Chair of Community Organizations Active in Disaster
        • Greg Miller, Birder that inspired The Big Year book and movie
        • Ashli Gorbet, Banding Projects Manager at Black Swamp Bird Observatory
        • Ron Weeks, Author of "A Birder's Guide to the Texas Coast"
1:00 PM- 3:00 PM   Shirt-A-Thon

We bought too many shirts! Time to decrease our inventory. This is your window to buy our online store merchandise at discount prices and support GCBO! We will also be releasing limited-time-only shirts with gorgeous new designs.

3:30 PM- 4:00 PM   Closing ceremony

Thanks to everyone who supported us this weekend and throughout the year! Auction winners will be announced when the auction closes.